Project Description

Anibal Kovaleff
Origin Coffee Lab & The Coffee Road

Please tell us a little about yourself: 

My name is Anibal. I was born in Arequipa, Peru, but I now live in Lima. I have been working as a barista for 9 years. In this time, I have worked at several coffee shops and coffee roasters. Now I am focused on consultancy services and management of coffee stores. I enjoy teaching and sharing my experience with coffee lovers and the new generation of Peruvian baristas, at The Coffee Road Workshop.

What are you excited to do in Boston?:

It is great honour and responsibility to represent my country at the WBC. It is a dream come true. I am also excited to interact with the baristas and coffee industry people from all over the world.

Please list the coffee competitions you have participated in, what year they took place, and your results:

2012 Peruvian Barista Championship – 3rd Place
2013 Peruvian Barista Championship – 2nd Place
2014 Peruvian Latte Art Championship – 1st Place
2018 Peruvian Latte Art Championship – 1st Place

How do you see the coffee industry changing in the future?:

I can see more freelance coffee roasting and buyers involved in specialty coffee and sustainable trade.

Where do you see yourself in five years?:

Working at my own coffee shop and workshop and still enjoying making coffee.

What are your interests outside of coffee?:

Going to the movies, food, and sports.

Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the WBC?:

My very good friends Jose Rivera (coffee trader and roaster), Alejandro Chu (my coach) and Jorge Mendez (my business partner). I would also like to thank the TCR Team, and all my friends for their support.

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